Join us in the Big Red Love Van we celebrate an historic beginning. 39 years ago today, the mighty J. Geils Band rocked the Cumberland County Civic Center for the very first time.  On February 10, 1978, Woofah Goofah and Company came to Blimpville in support their album, Monkey Island. Unfortunately, it was a real stinker in the sales department and didn’t yield any hits. The only familiar song on the record was the studio version of I Do. The live version  became a hit for them in 1983 from the album, Showtime. 

Unfortunately, the first J Geils Band concert at the Civic Center was not a sell-out. However when they returned to Portland on New Years Eve in 1980, they had their first of three sold-out house parties. They came back to ring in 1981 and 1982. Those shows are legendary and Blimpsters still talk about how electrifying they were today.

Join us tonight at 6:20 for live J. Geils Band on the WBLM-Mini-Concert!